Steve Brown is a leading expert on generative AI, autonomous AI assistants, digital transformation, the future of work, and how advances in AI will shape the future of education, business, and society. He draws on his decades of experience working in AI and high tech to advise leaders on how to build winning AI transformation strategies that fuel innovation, boost productivity, and drive growth.
Steve’s clients include Fortune 100 companies such as Nike, JP Morgan, Samsung, Comcast, Audi, PepsiCo, Hasbro, Micron, Knight Frank, and Disney, together with a wide range of government, educational, and industry organizations. He has been featured on major media including BBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired Magazine and is the bestselling author of “The Innovation Ultimatum: How Six Strategic Technologies will Reshape Every Business in the 2020s”, a how-to guide on innovation and digital transformation published by Wiley Business. He has also written columns for CEOWorld, Chief Executive, and Wired magazine.
Steve delivers information-packed, entertaining, and memorable keynotes that leave his audiences equally inspired and informed. He has spoken in over 60 cities around the world, spanning 15 countries and 6 continents and is just as comfortable advising an intimate boardroom of C-suite leaders as he is on a keynote stage inspiring an audience of 10,000.
Steve uses stories, humor, videos, simple diagrams, and AI-generated images to bring technology to life and convey complex topics in a way that makes them accessible to all. His mission is to help organizations build a better future with AI, by creating new products and services, streamlining operations, elevating work, and transforming customer experiences.
During Steve’s 25-year career in artificial intelligence and high tech, he has held a range of leadership roles including Chief Evangelist and futurist in Intel Labs and senior director and in-house futurist at Google DeepMind. He is co-founder of The Provenance Chain Network, a Web3 company that provides supply chain transparency and security services to the U.S. Space Force, and is a strategic advisor to Energetic AI, a stealth startup building analog AI chips, quantum sensors, and intelligent software to deliver breakthrough performance while sipping significantly less energy than today’s digital computers.
Steve holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Micro-Electronic Systems Engineering from Manchester University, was born in the U.K., is now an American citizen, and lives with his wife in Portland, OR.
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Navigating the Generative AI Revolution: A Survival Guide for Business Leaders in the Era of Intelligence
Generative AI’s remarkable capabilities, huge commercial potential, and inherent risks have been the talk of every boardroom and every leadership team on the planet.
With new advances coming almost every week, business leaders must navigate a shifting technology landscape of large language models, autonomous AI assistants, and enterprise intelligence agents, seeking to understand the impact these technologies will have on their business models, productivity, and competitiveness. As leaders review their product, labor, and IT strategies, they are trying to assess how Generative AI will help them to improve customer experiences, elevate talent, optimize operations, reduce cost, and create new value.
The transformative power of Generative AI signals the coming of a new industrial age, the Intelligence Age, where knowledge can be captured, and expertise can be scaled; where the performance of talent can be elevated to superhuman levels; and where failure to move with urgency may result in a rapid decline to irrelevance.
In this information-packed, inspiring talk, Steve Brown uses straightforward language to explain the key concepts of Generative AI, demonstrate its likely business impact, and share emerging best-known methods for implementing it at scale to maximize impact and minimize risk.
This keynote is filled with real-world examples, easy-to-remember recipes for success, videos, explanatory diagrams, and beautiful AI-generated imagery. Your team will come away inspired and excited to explore an AI-based future for their company. Steve uses stories, humor, and imagery to makes key concepts memorable and to explain complex technology in a way that makes it accessible to everybody in the room.
An Introduction to Generative AI: New Possibilities, Key Implications, and a Roadmap for the Future
When ChatGPT burst onto the world stage in November 2022, the attention it garnered surprised even its creators at Open AI. Since then, Generative AI’s capabilities have continued to amaze as people use powerful new AI tools to summarize reports, create images, make music, write code, generate video, build websites, and even design new materials, pharmaceuticals, and products.
In this rapidly evolving landscape, companies are scrambling to build an informed Generative AI strategy that maximizes advantage, minimizes risk, and creates exciting new business opportunities. And employees are trying to figure out what this latest AI revolution means for them—their job prospects, future careers, and job satisfaction—and how to make themselves “robot-proof” in a world of AI.
In this fast-paced, inspiring, and informative keynote talk, AI futurist Steve Brown uses video, stories, simple diagrams, and beautiful AI-generated imagery to explain Generative AI, demonstrate its capabilities, and explore why people should embrace it and how they should prepare themselves to thrive in the coming age of AI.
Deliver Breakthrough Performance by Using Generative AI to Give Your Workforce Superpowers
What if you could give every worker in your organization superpowers? What if you could offload low-value, boring, repetitive work to AI assistants? What if working alongside AI assistants increased everybody’s job satisfaction, boosting retention and loyalty?
The latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, most notably with Generative AI, are predicted to fuel the greatest productivity boost since the deployment of digital computers in the 1980s, and the internet in the ‘90s and 2000s. Probably significantly more. Companies that harness AI assistants, enterprise intelligence agents, and other AI technologies to elevate employee performance will leave their competition behind as they simultaneously boost productivity, quality, innovation, and employee satisfaction.
First movers and fast followers will gain a significant competitive edge as they revolutionize every aspect of their business and develop groundbreaking new products, services, and experiences for their customers. Leaders will not only win in the marketplace through increased levels of differentiation and customer service. By creating a more compelling workplace, they will attract the best talent and elevate performance to superhuman levels, further expanding their lead.
From the CEO to frontline employees, everybody must learn to work effectively with AI to remain relevant in the 21st century workplace. Don’t miss this opportunity to understand and unlock the power of the latest AI technology in your organization. In this exciting, highly visual, and enlightening talk, Steve Brown will explain how AI will transform every workplace and every role in every company within the next five years and show you how to prepare for the AI-powered workplace of the (near!) future.